schloesserlandCARD – free admission and discounts

All information about the schloesserlandCARD

What are the benefits of the schloesserlandCARD?

  • Enjoy free visits to the nicest palaces, castles and gardens in Saxony whenever you like. Get free admission to permanent exhibitions and special exhibitions*
  • and the new Festung Xperience and Zwinger Xperience – The Exhibitions (from spring 2021).
  • Two children up to the age of 16 can accompany you free of charge.
  • Events and guided tours are excluded.
  • Skip the queue: The schloesserlandCARD lets you get your ticket to the Dresden Xperience and the “Three Wishes for Cinderella” winter exhibition without waiting around in the queue! If there’s a queue, just let the visitor service team know you have a schloesserlandCARD, then show your card at the ticket office – or scan your QR code if you have the smartphone app. You’ll get a free ticket and direct access to the exhibitions.
  • Important: Please confirm the closing times of participating locations before your visit. Please remember that admission to exhibitions is sometimes not possible during major events. In such cases, the schloesserlandCARD is not valid and you will have to pay the full price for the event. If in doubt, please contact the venue in advance.

* A reduced rate might not be granted for special exhibitions hosted by third-party providers.

What does the schloesserlandCARD cost and how long is it valid?

schloesserlandCARD for 10 days*

  • valid for 10 consecutive days from your first visit
  • EUR 24.00
  • Family benefit: You’ll get a total discount of EUR 6.00 when you buy two schloesserlandCARDS for 10 days.

schloesserlandCARD for 1 year*

  • valid for a whole year from your first visit
  • EUR 48.00
  • Family benefit: You’ll get a total discount of EUR 12.00 when you buy two schloesserlandCARDS for 1 year.

Where can I buy a card?

You can order the schloesserlandCARD online here.

  • within Germany: delivery within 3-7 working days
  • outside Germany: delivery within 1-4 weeks


  • credit cards accepted
  • SEPA bank transfer
  • PayPal 

Would you like to receive your card straight away?

You can use our app to purchase a card on your smartphone. Simply go to the App Store or Google Play Store, download the app, buy a card and explore Schloesserland!

Points of sale

You can buy the schloesserlandCARD at all participating locations* and the following points of sale:

* Not available at Freudenstein Castle, but at the Tourist Information Office in Freiberg. Not available at the Dresden Zwinger or Dresden Royal Palace, but at Café Schinkelwache on Theaterplatz in Dresden, in front of the Semper Opera House.

Where can I get free admission?

Where can I get reduced rates and discounts?


   Dresden Royal Palace

  • reduced rate on the »Royal Palace Ticket« (excluding the Historic Green Vault)
  • free ascent of the Hausmannsturm at Dresden Royal Palace (open from April to October)

   Dresden Zwinger

   Glauchau Castle (Hinterglauchau Castle)

  • free look at the museum areas (e.g. hole of fear, royal kitchen), royal sculpture garden


    Zabeltitz Baroque Garden

  • 50% discount on admission to the Zabeltitz Farming Museum

Can I also attend events with the schloesserlandCARD?

The very low price of the schloesserlandCARD does not include admission to certain events. Admission to museums is not possible during major events held at a few castles throughout the season (e.g. the Saxon Citrus Days in the Grosssedlitz Baroque Garden in May, the Flower and Garden Show at the Altzella Monastery Park in June, and the International Upper Lusatian Linen Days at Rammenau Baroque Castle in August). In such cases, the schloesserlandCARD is not valid and you will have to pay the full price for the event. Please use our online calendar to find out about any current events before your visit. If in doubt, please contact the venue in advance.

Are the palaces, castles, gardens, parks and monasteries open all year round?

The peak season in Schloesserland Sachsen is from Easter to 31 October. Opening hours are limited from November to March. Please check our website before your visit.

Are there any discounts for people with disabilities?

Discounts for disabled persons

  • If the holder of a schloesserlandCARD has a disabled person’s pass with the »B« classification, their carer will get free admission.

Is the schloesserlandCARD valid for the HistoPad at Meissen Albrechtsburg Castle?

The new HistoPad has been taking visitors on an exciting adventure around Meissen Albrechtsburg Castle since August 1, 2020. The interactive tablet guide with augmented reality and 3D reconstructions is an absolute novelty in Germany.

Holders of the schloesserlandCARD can pay EUR 3.00 to use the HistoPad.

Validity information

  • The name of the card holder and validity will be entered by the customer service team during your first visit.
  • Once this information has been entered, the schloesserlandCARD may no longer be transferred to third parties and may only be used with a form of photo ID.
  • The card cannot be returned.
  • Lost or damaged cards cannot be replaced.

Use your schloesserlandCARD on your tour of Schloesserland Sachsen

The Gardens of Kings

Take a stroll through the nicest gardens in Saxony, take in the intoxicating scents, and discover unexpected views and insights.